Benjamin Franklin and his young apprentice (illegitimate son) are off on another adventure in 18th c London -- this time during the Christmas season in "Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder." I enjoyed the mystery on several levels. First, it's an old-fashioned mystery with enough clues given for readers to try to guess the outcome. Second, the holiday traditions of stirring the pudding, decorating with greenery and Morris dancers, add an additional colorful element. And third, there are numerous references to actual people and concerns of Franklin's years in England.
I have enjoyed all the books in the Benjamin Franklin Mystery series.
Good book to read on a winters night. The setting is old London in winter, with Ben Franklin sluething .. You will not be disappointed.
Not awful, but he's trying to hard to sound authentically 18th century and it comes out a bit stilted.
Good, quickly read mystery with sufficient clues and adventures to keep interest. Nice for when you want a quick read like traveling or sick bed.
The premise and concept of this book is extremely clever. However the execution is less than stellar. The author tries admirably to have his dialogue sound authentically late 18th century. For me, this makes the book difficult to read and it felt like a long, slow crawl to the final reveal.
In tone and structure, this book is very reminiscent of an Agatha Christie novel or an early Holmes mystery, so if you enjoy those, I believe you will enjoy this book.
Like I said, it's not bad, I just had some problems with the language structure, but this makes a fun read during Christmastime.